Patrick Coveney—the festival's former director of operations in 2020—has been promoted to general manager. He succeeds Joseph Bailey, who joined the festival as general manager in February 2019.
Before serving as director of operations, Coveney worked on the festival grounds in some capacity since 1987, according to a Jan. 11 news release.
“I’m looking forward to the continued growth and evolution of the Texas Renaissance Festival as we prepare for the 2021 season and the future of the festival,” Coveney said in the release. “I’m also looking forward to expanding the TRF portfolio by bringing additional events to Grimes County and the surrounding area."
The Texas Renaissance Festival, which welcomes more than 400,000 guests annually, plans to return for its 47th festival season Oct. 9-Nov. 28, according to information from the festival. It is located at 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission. 800-458-3435. www.texrenfest.com